"We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully," Romans 12:6-8

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney
We were greatly blessed with the amazing opportunity of spending Thanksgiving in the "Happiest Place on Earth".  It was amazing. Four days filled with great family time, roller coasters, theme rides, good food and lots of laughs. Matt and I road Space Mountain more times than I can count, Thunder Mountain and the Matterhorn were in the running as well. On a few adult nights out we ran from coaster to coaster, finishing the night soaked by Splash Mountain. I forgot how much I Loved Disneyland and what a Magical place it was. Seeing David's eye light up with every ride and his love of It's A Small World. I am not sure who was more excited to be there, David or Matt... but I guess it shows that Two or Twenty-four, Disneyland is an amazing place that brings the kid out in everyone. I am so very thankful for the relaxation, fun, and reminiscing this vacation allowed.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Holidays

We are blessed enough to be spending Thanksgiving at Disneyland! So very excited but could not stand the thought of missing a real thanksgiving meal, and most importantly thanksgiving treats! So last night we celebrated Thanksgiving as a family, turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, topped off with pumpkin cheesecake and apple crumble... AMAZING. We gathered around the table, saying what we are most thankful for and giving praise to God for all our blessings. In our house Christmas festivities can not start until the day after Thanksgiving. This year there was a loop-hole... we celebrated Thanksgiving five days early!! Today I was blessed with an evening of decorating our home for the first time with my husband. We then stuffed ourselves with left-overs from last nights meal and topped the night off with Elf. I am such a blessed woman and so very very excited for this Christmas season!

 food and sparkling cider... amazing!
 so very thankful for these two little guys
 the reason I LOVE Thanksgiving..

 First Married Christmas

 watching Elf, decorating made my husband sleepy...
 gifts under the tree..
"He sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him." Matthew 2:8

Thursday, November 18, 2010

one BLESSED woman...

I was blessed this year on my birthday and was able to splurge on the purchase of a new camera. I was so excited, to only find out it was back ordered. My camera shipped weeks after purchasing it, only to have the parts to my camera arrive, and not the camera myself. Lets just say I was a little let down. However after many days waiting my the door for the UPS man, phone calls, and lots and lots of prayers.... my new camera arrived today. It would have appeared like Christmas came early in our household, by my excitement. I am so blessed by my family, friends, and all the support in this adventure of photography I am on. I am blessed!

Gary and Kari Story Preview

I was blessed to spend a full day of photography on Saturday. My day ended with two amazing friends. Kari has been a running buddy, accountability partner, and friend for a while now.. and to spend sometime capturing her and her husbands love for each other was the perfect way to spend the afternoon. What an amazing and inspiring couple... Enjoy!

"Let LOVE and faithfulness never leave you. Bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart." Proverbs 3:3

Sibling Session...

Ashley is a wonderful woman of God. Over the past year I have been blessed to have a growing friendship with Ashley. This past weekend, I was blessed enough to be able to capture some amazing memories of her and her brother. It was very fun to see them interact, and I was blessed to spend a Saturday morning with them! Enjoy...

I wish that all of you were as I am. But each of you has your own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that. 1 Corinthians 7:7

Friday, November 12, 2010

Our Family Christmas Card Session..

Yesterday we ventured down to Davis and spent the day with my sister and parents. We decided since we would all be together, it was a great opportunity to take pictures for our family christmas card... I could not wait to share them with you, so here they are, unedited, perfect and filled with love! I am one blessed woman to have such amazing family!! Enjoy (and merry christmas from the wollbrinck family)

"He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents" Malachi 4:6

Monday, November 8, 2010

Triggs Family Preview

I had the delight of spending some time with the Triggs Family this afternoon... Eli is such a special little boy, and it is evident he will be raised in a home filled with love. It was such a blessing to spend time with such an amazing family. Thank You Triggs Family for letting me capture this very special time in your lives...

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given" Isaiah 9:6